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The Goals of the East Central Educational Service Center
 
  • To offer educational services which can be provided on a cooperative basis more effectively and efficiently than on an individual basis
  • To supplement educational services available in the local school districts
  • To support activities and programs provided with the local school districts
  • To better equalize educational opportunities and costs for all students
Information regarding ECESC services and activities, as well as school corporation home pages, are accessible at http://www.ecesc.k12.in.us. News about professional development events, procurement details, members discounts, the Center's electronic newsletter, ECESC News, the ECESC's YouTube site, and links to other excellent educational sites may be found there. The Service also uses Facebook to inform everyone of upcoming workshops and other important information.
Please take a moment to review a summary of ECESC resources.
The East Central ESC sponsors many staff development programs for school personnel. Topics and presenters are determined based upon the needs of local schools. 
Details about all staff development events may be found on the ECESC website at http://www.ecesc.k12.in.us
Participants may register online for all programs.
CPR Kits
The ECESC loans three portable, durable CPR kits so that 10th grade health students can quickly and easily learn required CPR skills. Each kit provides an education DVD and hands-on practice with manikins.
STARLAB Portable Planetariums
The STARLABS are designed to provide educators and students with an opportunity to study the celestial environment. They are inflatable polymer domes that can be easily set up in a classroom, auditorium or gym.

Two Basic STARLAB Planetariums and two Digitalis Planetariums are available for loan to member schools.Training is required for these units.

Schools may also, for a reasonable fee, request the services of a trained Starlab instructor on-site.
 
Technology Kits
The ECESC loans technology kits to member schools. Kits contain 15 Sphero balls and 15 Ollies. There is also a kit that contains a drone. Students can work in teams of two to share the use of the equipment and to learn from each other in programming the devices. Teachers must attend an initial training at the center prior to use.
3D Printing
The ECESC offers a 3D Printing service for member schools. Designs created by students can be sent to the Service Center. Once the design is received and a color chosen, the design will be printed and delivered to your school.
Cooperative Purchasing
The SpendBridge e-Procurement system is an online purchasing program that is free of charge to ESC members. Member schools can purchase items directly from vendors at Service Center bid prices. Included in the bids are audio/visual equipment and supplies, batteries, books, classroom supplies, copy paper, fuel, furniture, maintenance items, office supplies and much more. Your corporation can be set up to complete orders by using paper P.O.'s or a completely paperless system through integration with your accounting software. The decision is yours.

The ECESC has successfully formed a Co-operative Purchasing Program for Cafeteria Dairy and Bakery items for school lunch programs. The Center is in the early stages of forming a food bid for all member schools.

A school bus bid is also available on our website under the "Purchasing" tab.When purchasing buses be sure to indicate on your purchase order that you are a member of the East Central ESC.
Technology Services
The ECESC staff provides member school personnel with up-to-date information about technology products, as well as federal, state, and local technology initiatives. Technology products and services are demonstrated in mini-workshops throughout the year. Center staff also facilitate a variety of hands-on technology related workshops for ECESC members.
Equipment Repair & Recycling
The ECESC Repair Center services audio-visual and computer equipment at substantial savings to member schools. Portable items are transported to and from the Center by courier. Cost-effective technical assistance helps schools maintain their ever-increasing inventories of technology and audio-visual equipment in top working condition. 

Free recycling service is available to member districts through Green Wave Computer Recycling. Green Wave is registered with the State of Indiana as both a collector and recycler of electronics.
Educational Software and Programs
Several software packages are available through the Center to members. Other products may be purchased directly from the vendors at special discount pricing. An up-to-date listing of vendors is available on our website at  http://www.ecesc.k12.in.us.  Click on "Menu" and "Member Discounts".
Courier Service
The Center operates an efficient van delivery system for member school corporations. On an as-needed basis, Center vans distribute education resources and computer/audio visual equipment for repair. This courier service is a postage-free method of correspondence between school corporation personnel and the ECESC staff.
Additional Services
The East Central ESC also provides a cooperative insurance trust program, (ESCRFT) property, casualty insurance pooling, a natural gas consortium and toll-free telephone access to its members. From time to time, the Center negotiates special discount pricing on products or services deemed useful and in demand by the membership.
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